Merry Christmas! We will be CLOSED December 25, 2013 - January 1, 2014 for Christmas and New Year's.
In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement the Bessemer Hall of History Museum held an open house on April 4, 2013, the anniversary date of Martin Luther King, Jr's death.
The unveiling of the Cell Block Door from the Bessemer Jefferson County Jail, in which Dr. King was incarcerated in October 1967 was the highlight of the evening.
From left to right Dan Jordan, City Council Members Jesse Matthews and Sarah Belcher, Museum Curator Christopher Eiland, Museum Board Member Allison Rainey, Mayor Kenneth Gully, Museum Board Member Janet Newman and Police Chief Nathaniel Rutledge.
From left to right Museum Curator Christopher Eiland, Museum Board Member Allison Rainey, Museum President Diane Hyche, Museum Board Member Janet Newman, and Dan Jordan.
Thursday April 4, 2013 from 5:30 P.M. until 7:00 P.M.
To showcase the new exhibit of the historic Cell Block Door from the Jefferson County Jail in Bessemer that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. walked through during his incarceration in Bessemer on October 30-31, 1967.
Exhibit will also be open to the public during regular business hours, Tuesday thru Saturday 9:00 A.M. until 3:00 P.M.
Come by and see a piece of Bessemer history!